Cover image for Gatitos!
Brimner, Larry Dane.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Cats! Spanish
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
23 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.
A child has fun playing with some cats.
General Note:
Reading Level:
BR 0 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 0.3 0.5 46618.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.3 1 Quiz: 35745.
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J SPA READER Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Foreign Language
J SPA READER Adult Mass Market Paperback Open Shelf

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Entertaining stories that children can relate to form the basis for this series of emergent readers. Perfect for both ESL students and those who are learning to read Spanish, these attractively illustrated stories make language learning fun and exciting. A helpful word list is included at the end of each book. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.

Author Notes

Larry Dane Brimner was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, and spent his early childhood exploring Alaska's Kodiak Island. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in British Literature from San Diego State University, where he graduated cum laude, and later received advanced degrees in writing and curriculum development. During his twenty-year teaching career, he began to write for publication.

Brimner made his debut in children's books with the publication of BMX Freestyle in 1987. It was named an International Reading Association Children's Choice book for 1988. This title was followed by Country Bear's Good Neighbor, which the American Booksellers Association named their "Pick of the List." Brimner wrote A Migrant Family, which was named a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies (NCSS/CBC); Max and Felix , a nominee for the Kentucky Bluegrass Award; Voices From the Camps, cited as a Best Book for the Teen Age by New York Public Library; Snowboarding, an IRA Children's Choice for 1998; and the Official M&M'sĀ® Book of the Millennium, an IRA Children's Choice for 2000.

Brimner is the author of more than 110 books for young people. He also speaks to school children about the writing process or to teachers at conferences. In 2014 his title, Strike: The Farm Workers Fight for Their Rights, made the Civil Rights Hot Title's List.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ea. vol.: Tr. by Jacqueline M. Cordova. 2000. 24p. Children's Press, $15. Ages 4-7. These new volumes in the Rookie espanol (Rookie Reader) series maintain the color illustrations, simple language, and predictable stories of the English versions. A little girl enjoys playing with cats in !Gatitos!; a boy does what the doctor asks him to do in Hola, doctor; and children use their hands for various activities as they prepare for a birthday party in Las manos. Useful word lists are included, though the definite articles, needed by beginning Spanish readers, are not provided.

Publisher's Weekly Review

PreS-Gr 2-In this fun book for fledgling readers, a little girl plays with a frisky gang of cats and kittens. Acting as the ringmaster, she issues commands and countercommands: "Come in, let's play; stay down; don't swing; don't fight; don't scratch!" The last page shows the child hugging the cats amidst the shambles of her living room. The soft watercolor illustrations show the hilarious antics of the felines as the key words are repeated. An excellent vocabulary builder with a focus on action verbs. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved